vp nkomo-japan courtesy 22-09-11.jpgOutgoing Japanese Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Mr Koichi Morita has expressed commitment that the Asian nation will resuscitate agriculture irrigation projects in Zimbabwe as well as providing technical expertise.

Mr Morita was speaking after paying a courtesy call on Acting President, Cde John Landa Nkomo where he revealed that Japan has in the last few years put in place a number of irrigation agriculture projects which are no longer functional.

He pledged to resuscitate the projects so as to improve food security in Zimbabwe.

Ambassador Morita, who will leave Zimbabwe for Japan next month, said his country is committed to investing in Zimbabwe in a way that is beneficial to local indigenous people, adding that business people from his country will continue seeking areas of investment in Zimbabwe.

Turning to the issue of sanctions and progress made by the GPA, Ambassador Morita said his country has an open window policy, adding that he has seen progress since he came in 2008.

Acting President Nkomo also took the opportunity to express his sympathy with the people of Japan following an earthquake which hit that country early this year.

In March this year, Japan was devastated by an earthquake which triggered a tsunami and claimed nearly 20 000 lives while destroying buildings and a nuclear plant.